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Boot Camps for Boys in Pooler, Georgia

Boot Camps in Pooler, Georgia Can Help Troubled Teens, if They Are Like Gateway Boys Academy

Are you searching for boot camps close to Pooler, Georgia to try to help a rebellious teen? See how boot camps can help troubled teens and look at how Gateway’s program may prove even more effective for your teen.

boot camps with caring staffIf your teen exhibits unashamed disregard for authority, unceasingly displays defiant behavior, gets into regular and escalating disturbances with the law, and lacks cooperation in school, perhaps a boot camp will help bring him back to his senses. 

Boot Camps in Pooler, Georgia Can Help At-Risk Boys Learn to Respect Authority

Popular impression gives military schools, especially boot camps, a reputation for making errant teens into respectable young citizens. In truth, in several positive ways, boot camps can help troubled teens. Boot camps offer an intensive focus on discipline, personal integrity and respect for authority. Programs like these can send a wake-up call to a teen who is moving toward a life of crime. For the ones who respond well to it, boot camps can give them a new understanding of the consequences of their actions. For some teens, boot camps can initially help them move from unhealthy habits, to more manageable behavior. But those bad attitudes often return.

boot camp alternativeBoot Camps Can Help Troubled Teens Change their Behavior, But Many Teen Issues Go Beyond the Behavior

Despite the fact that boot camps can help troubled teens in some cases, most adolescent issues run much deeper than they appear on the surface and are only the symptoms of other issues. Boot camps rely entirely on forcing compliance; they do not provide the counseling or therapeutic input to help teens heal from the true underlying issues. For teens with anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol use, low self-esteem, emotional disorders, and in fact most forms of rebellious behavior, the stressful boot camp environment may prove counterproductive instead, if it isn’t set up in a way that the discipline is coupled with Christian love and support.

Most boot camps in Pooler, Georgia on their own will not deal with family concerns but simply return a somewhat more obedient teen to the same home environment in which he was struggling. Boys who attend boot camps are more likely to return to old habits.  In fact, boot camps in Pooler, Georgia are typically a short-term solution at best, and may be harmful to the teen at worst. Sadly, teens often revert to past behavior after returning home from short-term boot camps, because the length of the program doesn’t instill the attitude changes as a habit in their life.

Gateway’s Boot Camp-Like Program, Plus It’s Ongoing Behavioral Support are Designed to Turn Around Troubled Boys

boarding school with boot campIf you find that a traditional short-term boot camp is not the best choice for your teen, but you still like the idea of what a boot camp teaches, Gateway an alternative that combines the benefits of the military style with the therapeutic component of a therapeutic boarding school. Gateway, in the Panhandle of Florida, is a Christian program that has served – and brought restoration to- struggling teenage boys and their families from homes all across the country for more than 20 years. Struggling teenage boys from Pooler, Georgia and other places receive an accredited academic program, counseling and instruction, instruction in military drill and history, and the discipline for which boot camps are known. Gateway offers staff that care deeply about each student. Gateway is a military-style school that includes several critical components that are typically missing from boot camps. Those include: 

  • Caring staff and mentors who provide positive role models and individual mentorship, not simply breaking teens down.
  • Biblical instruction and spiritual emphasis, to help teens find the true source of lasting heart change.
  • Mentoring, to help teens deal with issues and replace harmful patterns with healthy new choices.
  • Family restoration through Biblical instruction and seminars for parents and families.

Boot camps can help troubled teens if they are coupled with a longer term mentoring program like what Gateway offers. We invite you to look beyond Pooler, Georgia, for what may be the best situation your boy…a program with a boot camp element, but also ongoing instruction and mentoring for a longer period of  time.

Gateway is Located in the Panhandle of Florida. Boys Come to Gateway from Around the Country. Call Us!

More about boot camps for boys in or near Pooler, Georgia:
Pooler is a city in Chatham County, Georgia, United States. According to 2010 US Census, the population was 19,140, a threefold increase over the 2000 count of 6,239. Pooler is located northwest of Savannah near I-95 and is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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